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  • Overall approach
    2/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/6
      Deforestation commitment
      Commodity-specific commitment
      0/6
      Commodities (if applicable): Palm oil
      "IFFCO’s goal is to work with key stakeholders to deliver a fully traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2021. Additionally, IFFCO adheres to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices for all its Palm Oil supply chain."
    • Signatory to an initiative tackling deforestation
      1/1
      Signatory
      Yes
      1/1
      Which initiatives?: Consumer Goods Forum; Global Agribusiness Alliance

      If Other Initiative, specify::
      Global Agribusiness Alliance; Consumer Goods Forum
    • Awareness of the value of forests
      1/1
      Awareness
      Yes
      1/1
      "No Deforestation: [...] Protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas"
    • Deforestation as a business risk
      0/1
    • High-level management of deforestion
      0/1
    • Executive compensation linked to deforestation
    • Target to reduce emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Reporting on emissions from land-use change
      0/3
    • Disclosure of conservation activity
    • Disclosure of reforestation activity
  • Commodity score
    23/84
    • Palm oil
      39/84
      • Commitment Strength
        25/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          9/12
          • Commitment details
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Zero-gross deforestation
            6/8
            Which certification schemes are used?: RSPO
            "IFFCO’s goal is to work with key stakeholders to deliver a fully traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2021. Additionally, IFFCO adheres to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices for all its Palm Oil supply chain [...] Increased volume of RSPO-certified materials through innovative partnerships."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "Scope of the Policy: This sustainability policy frames the commitment surrounding the sourcing and processing of palm oil that applies to IFFCO Group companies: IFFCO Singapore Pte Ltd, IFFCO (S.E.A) Sdn Bhd, Emirates Refining Company Ltd, IFFCO Egypt S.A.E, Delmon Products Limited Yanbhu Br, IFFCO Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd and P T Synergy Oil Nusantara. IFFCO will work closely with suppliers, and engage all relevant stakeholders whenever necessary, to help them apply and comply with this policy within a reasonable timeline and benefit from its implementation."
          • Target date
            2021
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2021
            1.2/1.3
            "IFFCO’s goal is to work with key stakeholders to deliver a fully traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2021. Additionally, IFFCO adheres to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices for all its Palm Oil supply chain [...] Increased volume of RSPO-certified materials through innovative partnerships."
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            4/4
            Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            Yes
            4/4
            Type of commitment: HCS; Peat
            "IFFCO’s goal is to work with key stakeholders to deliver a fully traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2021. Additionally, IFFCO adheres to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices for all its Palm Oil supply chain. [...] No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests Protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas No burning in preparation of land or in development"
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "IFFCO’s goal is to work with key stakeholders to deliver a fully traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2021. Additionally, IFFCO adheres to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices for all its Palm Oil supply chain. [...] No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests Protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas No burning in preparation of land or in development"
          • Target date
            2021
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2021
            1.2/1.3
            "IFFCO’s goal is to work with key stakeholders to deliver a fully traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2021. Additionally, IFFCO adheres to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices for all its Palm Oil supply chain. [...] No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests Protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas No burning in preparation of land or in development"
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            "IFFCO’s goal is to work with key stakeholders to deliver a fully traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2021. Additionally, IFFCO adheres to No Deforestation, No Peat and No Exploitation” (NDPE) practices for all its Palm Oil supply chain. [...] No development of palm oil in High Carbon Stock (HCS) forests Protection of High Conservation Value (HCV) areas No burning in preparation of land or in development"
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          8/8
          • Commitment details
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Traces to Point of production
            4/4
            "IFFCO’s goal is to work with key stakeholders to deliver a fully traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2021. [...] IFFCO will work closely with the suppliers to improve transparency and traceability of its supply base and ultimately achieve full traceability to mills by mid-2019 and traceability to plantation level by 2021."
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            Yes
            2/2
            "IFFCO’s goal is to work with key stakeholders to deliver a fully traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2021. [...] IFFCO will work closely with the suppliers to improve transparency and traceability of its supply base and ultimately achieve full traceability to mills by mid-2019 and traceability to plantation level by 2021."
          • Target date
            2021
            1.2/1.3
            Target date
            2021
            1.2/1.3
            "IFFCO’s goal is to work with key stakeholders to deliver a fully traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2021. [...] IFFCO will work closely with the suppliers to improve transparency and traceability of its supply base and ultimately achieve full traceability to mills by mid-2019 and traceability to plantation level by 2021."
          • Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            Interim target date
            Yes
            0.7/0.7
            What date is given for the interim milestone(s)?: 2019
            "IFFCO’s goal is to work with key stakeholders to deliver a fully traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2021. [...] IFFCO will work closely with the suppliers to improve transparency and traceability of its supply base and ultimately achieve full traceability to mills by mid-2019 and traceability to plantation level by 2021."
      • Social Considerations
        2/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
          Details of commitment: Forced Labour; Child Labour
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          Yes the company commits to securing FPIC prior to acquiring new interests/developments/expansions
          2/4
          "IFFCO mandates its palm oil supply chain to meet the following criteria in order to be fully traceable and sustainable: [...] Plantation development takes place with the Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) of any affected local communities"
      • Reporting and Implementation
        12/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          4/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes
            2/2
            "IFFCO Companies in Singapore, Malaysia, Middle East, Pakistan, and Indonesia are member of Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)" and IFFCO reports on their operations in Malaysia and Pakistan through RSPO ACOP (2/29 branches).
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            Yes
            2/2
            Traceability is reported on via a infographic on the website link - "Below you will find supply chain traceability scores for each of our 4 refinery’s. You can also view the Scorecards for a complete mill lists and additional information."
        • Reporting is independently verified
          1/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            Yes: third-party
            1.3/1.3
            IFFCO reports on their operations in Malaysia and Pakistan through RSPO ACOP
          • Commitment to protect High Carbon Stock areas and/or peatlands
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Supplier shall operate in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations where the Supplier conducts business [...]  IFFCO expects Suppliers to allow IFFCO, or a third party authorized byIFFCO, to conduct audits and assessments of the Supplier’s operationsrelevant for the Code, including but not limited to the Supplier’s facilities"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Whistleblower Policy - phone number, email, mail

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes - publishes a frequent "Suppler Issue Register", the most recent of which is June 2020. https://iffco-cdn.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/IFFCO-Supplier-Issue-Register-Updated-Jun-2020.pdf
          "This policy aims to: Provide avenues for employees and other stakeholders to raise concerns and receive feedback on actiontaken. [...] Employees, when faced with a concern or violation, can report it in the following ways;I. By dialing the number: +971 6 502 9393II. By writing an email to complianceofficer@iffco.comIII. By sending mail to Internal Audit & Compliance @ PO Box 29220. Port Khalid. Sharjah. UAE"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          Yes report direct suppliers
          2/4
          For what percent of suppliers' production areas are point locations disclosed?: 0 Various depending on location

          What is the volume of the forest risk commodity that the company sourced in the previous year from each national or sub-national location?: 0 unknown

          For what percent of smallholder suppliers is location disclosed?: 0 unknown

          For what percent are boundaries disclosed?: 100%

          Does the company disclose location of suppliers' production areas or primary processing sites?: Both

          From what country(ies) does the company source material?: Malaysia, Indonesia

          For what percent is no location data disclosed?: 0 unknown
          Details are provided by the companies' 4 refineries, then mill lists are disclosed in more detail (to production location) - "Below you will find supply chain traceability scores for each of our 4 refinery’s. You can also view the Scorecards for a complete mill lists and additional information."
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          Engage with suppliers but with no time-bound threat of exclusion
          1/2
          Does the company engage non-compliant indirect suppliers in order to address and remedy non-compliance?: Yes

          What type of support does the company offer to its suppliers to help them achieve compliance with commitments?: action plans

          What criteria does the policy specify for blacklisting or exclusion?: non compliance
          "IFFCO’s milestone is to have tools for verification of compliance and as a basis to create joint action plan to address the supplier gaps towards excellence.This entails action plan to map gaps of direct suppliers according to the volumes they provide, execute the risks-based approach in the main sourcing area, and identify potential improvement, program and support needed for suppliers to comply with IFFCO’s policy and realize the full potential of palm oil. [...] Suppliers shall be responsible for any "monitoring or documenting of their compliance and their efforts to promote compliance within their supply chains. IFFCO reserves the right to investigate any instances of a Supplier’s noncompliance of which it becomes aware. Noncompliance may be grounds for IFFCO to terminate contractual obligations with the Supplier"
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Pulp & Paper *
      6/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/12
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/8
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/8
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/4
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/2
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/1.3
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/0.7
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to reduce use of virgin wood fibre
            No
            0/1.3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/1.3
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Supplier shall operate in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations where the Supplier conducts business [...]  IFFCO expects Suppliers to allow IFFCO, or a third party authorized byIFFCO, to conduct audits and assessments of the Supplier’s operationsrelevant for the Code, including but not limited to the Supplier’s facilities"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes - publishes a frequent "Suppler Issue Register", the most recent of which is June 2020. https://iffco-cdn.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/IFFCO-Supplier-Issue-Register-Updated-Jun-2020.pdf

          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Whistleblower Policy - phone number, email, mail
          "This policy aims to: Provide avenues for employees and other stakeholders to raise concerns and receive feedback on actiontaken. [...] Employees, when faced with a concern or violation, can report it in the following ways;I. By dialing the number: +971 6 502 9393II. By writing an email to complianceofficer@iffco.comIII. By sending mail to Internal Audit & Compliance @ PO Box 29220. Port Khalid. Sharjah. UAE"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
    • Soy *
      6/84
      • Commitment Strength
        0/28
        • Commitment to protect priority forests
          0/17
          • Commitment details
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            Commitment to protect priority forests
            No commitment
            0/10.7
            (For downstream soy companies only) Does the company commitment also apply to hidden/indirect soy?: No
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
        • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
          0/11
          • Commitment details
            No traceability commitment
            0/5.3
          • Commitment applies to all regions, suppliers and operation
            No
            0/3
          • Target date
            No target date
            0/2
          • Interim target date
            No
            0/1
      • Social Considerations
        0/18
        • Labour rights in the supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Inclusion of small-scale farmers
          No
          0/4
        • Gender equality in the supply chain
          No commitment
          0/4
        • Commitment to remediation
          No
          0/2
        • Commitment to ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          No commitment
          0/4
      • Reporting and Implementation
        6/38
        • Reporting against commitments
          0/6
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/3
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/3
        • Reporting is independently verified
          0/4
          • Commitment to protect priority forests
            No
            0/2
          • Commitment to a traceable supply chain
            No
            0/2
        • Deforestation cut off date
          No
          0/2
        • Collaborative actions
          No
          0/2
        • Risk assessments for forest risk
          No
          0/2
        • Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          Operations assessed to comply with law
          Yes
          2/2
          "Supplier shall operate in full compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations where the Supplier conducts business [...]  IFFCO expects Suppliers to allow IFFCO, or a third party authorized byIFFCO, to conduct audits and assessments of the Supplier’s operationsrelevant for the Code, including but not limited to the Supplier’s facilities"
        • Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          Accessible grievance mechanism
          Yes
          4/4
          What is the nature of the grievance mechanism used by the company (own mechanism, that of external company, internationally recognised mechanism, focused on social issues, focused on environmental issues, etc.)?: Whistleblower Policy - phone number, email, mail

          Does the company publish grievances that have been made against it, as well as responses and resolutions including status and timeframes: Yes - publishes a frequent "Suppler Issue Register", the most recent of which is June 2020. https://iffco-cdn.azureedge.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/IFFCO-Supplier-Issue-Register-Updated-Jun-2020.pdf

          Details of the mechanism: Social; Environmental
          "This policy aims to: Provide avenues for employees and other stakeholders to raise concerns and receive feedback on actiontaken. [...] Employees, when faced with a concern or violation, can report it in the following ways;I. By dialing the number: +971 6 502 9393II. By writing an email to complianceofficer@iffco.comIII. By sending mail to Internal Audit & Compliance @ PO Box 29220. Port Khalid. Sharjah. UAE"
        • Report volumes of commodity
          No reporting
          0/4
        • Upstream: Impact assessments for land development/acquisition
          No
          0/4
        • Upstream: Reporting production/processing locations
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Downstream: Publishing supplier lists
          No disclosure
          0/4
        • Upstream: Monitor compliance of production/processing
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Monitor compliance in supply chain
          No
          0/4
        • Downstream: Engagement with non-compliant suppliers
          No engagement or exclusion
          0/2
        • Downstream: Disclosure of non-compliant suppliers
          No disclosure
          0/2
  • * commodity scores for which a company is not a powerbroker are given half the weighting of other commodities in total scores

  • Commitment strength
    12/28
    Avg. score
  • Reporting and Implementation
    9/38
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    1/18
    Avg. score

Profile

IFFCO is a business house based in the United Arab Emirates. The company have products within impulse food, agri-business, oils and fats, chemicals, and packaging. Well-known brands include Allana, Tiffany, London Dairy, and Igloo. IFFCO provides services to consumers in the Middle East, Africa, Eastern Europe, West Asia, Australia, and the US. Operations within packaged foods and oils and fats typically use forest risk commodities such as palm oil and soy. The company also has key palm oil processing operations in Pakistan and Indonesia. IFFCO is selected as a powerbroker for palm oil and is also assessed for its exposure to soy and paper packaging.

Sector
Industry sector 
Agri commodities, Oils & fats, Packaged food, Chemicals
Segments
Trader, Processor, Manufacturer
HQ
HQ 
United Arab Emirates
Company Type
Company type 
Private
Collective Commitments
Consumer Goods Forum member
New York Declaration on Forests signatory

Top Brands

London Dairy, Igloo, Quanta, Tiffany, Tom, Noor, Rahma, Sunny, Sunflow, Allegro, Golden Maize, Al Baker, Al Khazna, A'Rayaf, Shama, Nabil, Savannah, Evpet

How we assess the Forest 500

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